successful Nigerian actresses

Over the the years, the Nigerian movie industry brought forth some of the best actresses and with global recognition in the entertainment industry.  And just like any other firm industry around the world, they have become influential and very popular, making them the most sort after in the country and across Africa, and some around the world.

So, how well do you know your actresses? In this article, we will share with you the 10 most successful Nigerian actresses in the industry.

10 Most Successful Nigerian Actresses

Rita Dominic

successful Nigerian actresses

Award-winning Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic is one of the oldest names in the industry. She made her movie debut in 1998 in A Time to kill.

Rita has featured in more than 100 movies. Aside from being very popular and successful, she is considered to be one of the richest of all the actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. She is worth about $2.8 million. This is not surprising actually, considering the fact that she is said to be the highest paid of all the actresses in Nollywood.

Genevieve Nnaji

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She is the second most successful actress in Nollywood today. She may not be a frequent face in movies these days like before, but her influence is still very glaring and her success are still beyond what many other actresses can attain or overshadow.

As prove of her successes, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role in 2005. Genevieve is equally a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, an honour conferred on her due to her immense contribution to Nollywood. For many years, she was Face of Lux in Nigeria.

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She was also Face of MUD in Nigeria. Genevieve owns St. Genevieve clothing line too. Aside from the above deals, she also has sponsorship deals with the likes of Jumia, Etisalat, Amstel Malta and so on. Her worth is about  $3.7 million.

Mercy Johnson

Lagos-born actress Mercy Johnson made her acting debut in the 2014 movie “The Maid,” she has since appeared in over 100 movies.

She is also rich; her net worth is $3.4 million. One of her best movies is “Dumebi”. This movie won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in 2013.

She is sexy and beautiful. Her talents are unmistakable and her successes are there for all to see. She is happily married with three kids.

Omotola Jolade Ekeinde

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Popularly called OmoSexy and undoubtedly a very successful actress. Her successes go beyond the coast of Africa. She is an internationally recognized actress  and equally rich with a net worth of $3.6 million.

In her acting days, she featured in so many movies. Also, she had won so many awards like the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Best Actress in Supporting Role in 2005 and much more.

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele is an influential actress. She is popularly called Jenifer. Unlike the other earlier mentioned actresses, she features both in Yoruba and English movies.

Her professionalism made it possible for her to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for best Actress in Leading Role in 2009. This award was consequent of her role in the movie titled Jenifer.

Aside from this award, Jenifer had also won a host of other awards. She is undoubtedly an actress of great influence in Nollywood and also one of the highest paid actresses in the Nigerian movie industry.

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Ini Edo

Popular Nollywood actress, she has been in the industry for quite sometimes now. She is a producer and director with a couple popular movies to her credit

Till date, Ini Edo had featured in more than 200 movies and bagged many awards to her name like the 2013 version of Nafca Award for Best Supporting Actress and more.

last year, Ini Edo bought a mansion in Lekki and the mansion was estimated at N50 million. Her N30 million G-wagon is yet another thing giving evidence to the influential lifestyle of this expressively successful actress. She is worth $2.5 million.

Monalisa Chinda

The producer and actress has been in the movie industry for quite a long time. She earns pretty much high whenever she features in movies.

She owns properties in Rivers State and Lagos not to mention she’s an entrepreneur and also earns quite huge from brand endorsements, most especially in the cosmetics segment, she also has an endorsement deal with Glo Ng.

Kate Henshaw

Africa Movie Academy Awards winner, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall topped the list thanks to her movies earnings and endorsement deal.

With over 40 Nollywood movies to her name, Kate Henshaw has endorsed companies like Glo, and The Face of Onga. She is obviously one of the richest personalities in Nollywood her income is diversified.

Patience Ozokwor

Popularly know as Mama G, the veteran actress has been in the movie industry for decades now, the popular actress is well respected and admired by many in the entertainment industry.

Aside from being popular, she is equally among the most decorated of all Nollywood actresses. Mama G is also among the richest actresses in Nollywood. Her net worth is estimated to be $1million.

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Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo

Also a model and endorser, she had a sponsorship deal with telecom company Glo.

At the moment she’s definitely among the biggest acts in Nollywood. Well, producing quite some hit movies has helped her career financially.

That’s it. If you have someone who is not on this list, please share on the comment section.

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